This week’s event is a throw away for your golf pools. The high profile players are either exhausted from Memorial, not playing to get some rest or have one eye on next week’s US Open. Although they wont openly admit it, the top players this week are hitting shots they will need for next week, not necessarily playing a round of golf. This leaves the door wide open for anyone who is not in the field at next week’s open. The strategy we are going with is to take the highest ranked player that you don’t see using for the rest of the year and slot him in. For us, its Billy Horschel.
Billy has been a workhorse this year, already playing in 15 events. This Cal Ripken mentality has lead to a few missed cuts but also some good trending stats. We see his last 4 BIG events getting better and better.
Arnold Palmer T43, Masters T37, Players T26 and Memorial T15. GIven this trending activity you would either expect a missed cut or a top 5 and since we wont be using him for the remainder of the season, this is a gamble we are willing to take.
Oh and Vegas is calling him a Top 7 favorite this week as well.